Re: [PATCH 0/3] Type aware module allocator

From: Mike Rapoport
Date: Mon May 29 2023 - 06:46:02 EST

On Sat, May 27, 2023 at 10:58:37PM -0700, Song Liu wrote:
> On Sat, May 27, 2023 at 12:04 AM Kent Overstreet
> <kent.overstreet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I think this needs to back to the drawing board and we need something
> > simpler just targeted at executable memory; architecture specific
> > options should definitely _not_ be part of the exposed interface.
> I don't think we are exposing architecture specific options to users.
> Some layer need to handle arch specifics. If the new allocator is
> built on top of module_alloc, module_alloc is handling that. If the new
> allocator is to replace module_alloc, it needs to handle arch specifics.

I'm for creating a new allocator that will replace module_alloc(). This
will give us a clean abstraction that modules and all the rest will use and
it will make easier to plug binpack or another allocator instead of
Another point is with a new allocator we won't have weird dependencies on
CONFIG_MODULE in e.g. bpf and kprobes.

I'll have something ready to post as an RFC in a few days.

> Thanks,
> Song

Sincerely yours,